For someone who has wasted a lot on money on foundation, I have to say this is one of the worst foundations that I've ever tried, especially for a high end. I've tried (low end to high, from Laura Mercier, Chanel, Bare Escentuals, MUFE, Shiseido, IMAN, Cargo, Nars, Revlon, MAC, L'Oreal, Maybelline, and Almay. I've always had a problem with foundations either turning orange, not matching my yellow skintone because it was too pink, or it made my skin really oily. Prior to this foundation I was using the Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet foundation which was working perfectly fine until lately my skin started to change now that I'm in my late 20's. My skin was Oily and now it's Normal-Dry and can get more dry during the winter. I've also noticed my skin is now a lot lighter than before. I now needed a foundation that also good in terms of staying on power but would suit Normal-Dry skin. This seriously, MELTED of my face within an hour during the Fall in the Western mountain part of Alberta Canada where the weather can get really dry. And my Laura Mercier foundation primer did not help either. I've never had a foundation where I would wipe my face then have the foundation all on my fingers! Although when I first applied it, my face looked flawless and it really matched my skin tone. But needless to say it did not last and I ended up returning this. I now currently use the Diorskin Forever foundation which is my current HG foundation.
I think this foundation could be perfect for some people, not me thought, my skin isn't oily at all, its actually normal, but after 3 hours of wearing this, it looked like a mess, my face looked pretty greasy, u need to wear primer with this foundation.
this would probably be good for a dry skin!
unfortunately this wasn't for me...
The absolute BEST foundation I have ever tried. It has medium coverage but is easily buildable for a heavier look. Gives a beautiful matte finish but it not cakey whatsoever. Lately I've been applying it with my fingers and I find that this gives the best finish. The pump-packaging is also great allowing you to control the exact amount of product that comes out. I have good skin with some red areas and find that less than one pump is sufficient enough for my entire face. Some days I even skip the concealer!! One word for all you ladies: BUY
Minimizes my pores
Colour blends perfectly into my skin
Doesn't cause me to breakout
Pump is convenient and mess-proof
Tends to get oily ; Have to re-apply in some areas throughout the day
Lid doesn't stay on sometimes
Bought this during the winter for my birthday and noticed that my skin was dry when using this. It accentuated all my flaws and my hyperpigmentation... One thing I can say is that this foundation is super heavy, but the texture does not correlate with that factor. This is a light to medium foundation at best. Now, it's summer and my skin is oily and when I use this it literally melts off my face or splotches. Also, it oxdizes! In the winter it was true to color, but now it literally darkens on my face when it hits the hot air outside. This also does not pair well with the Mufe primer, especially if you have dry skin, it's horrible, but I have to give it to mufe, because I have sensitive skin and acne prone skin and NEVER broke out from this. Which was awesome, but there are so many cons that I'm thinking of returning it.
I am still figuring out this foundation.
To start with, I have never been able to find a foundation to match my skin. My skin is quite pale with a neutral undertone. Many foundations are too pink or orange. Shade 117 matches my skin perfectly. (If you are shade 117, get shade 4 in the concealer)
This is kind of hard to work with. The first time I used it, I hated it. I applied 3 pumps with my fingers, it settled into all my pores and was a cakey mess. The next time I tried it, I used a damp stippling brush to apply 3/4 pump and that was much better.
My skin is oily but prone to flakiness, and I have large pores. My skin tone is even with a little redness around my nose, and I have hormonal acne on my cheeks. This lessens the appearance of the hormonal acne, and coupled with the concealer it looks much better.
I'm not the best at applying foundation, I'm still experimenting with it and will see if I find a better method.
8-18-12 UPDATE: Upgraded to 5 stars. I found it to work even better with half a pump, really evens out my skin tone. What got it to 5 stars is that I can apply it around my mouth without it going cakey, and it hasn't exacerbated my breakouts. I am still in awe at how exactly it matches my skin.
This is a surprisingly good foundation. I was using a very full coverage foundation (Estee Lauder doublewear) for a few years but found it to be cakey and heavy. I've been using this one for several months now and it's amazing. It matches my skin and sinks in perfectly and the coverage is great. It covers a couple of moles I have on my face and all the redness and dark cirles without being heavy.
i've read pages and pages of reviews on makeupalley, and watched countless reviews and tutorials using this foundation before i splurged $42 for this. to begin, my skin has SEVERE acne, almost all over my face, along with a bunch of acne scars. i know, i'm pretty much a pizza face. i know, i know... horrible. a foundation i need is full coverage, long lasting, but not cakey looking. which is pretty hard to find for me. i've tried estee lauder double wear, mac pro long wear, revlon colorstay, and makeup forever mat + velvet. maybe i just have high expectations, but none of those foundations have cut it.
i've been using MUFE HD for about two weeks now. it does not give full coverage for my acne. one pump gives VERY sheer coverage. i've stippled this on my face using sonia's kashuk synthetic buffing brush (i know it's for buffing but when buffed, the finish is sheer and sometimes cakey.) and that gives the most natural look... for a while.
the lasting power isn't that great... after about six hours it starts to fade and i can see my acne. i've used boots' color calming primer, tarte's flawless primer, and urban decay de slick and it still fades away after a while... having full coverage for over 12 hours is a lot to ask for, i know, but it WOULD be nice.
to get full coverage i prolly use six pumps. yep, six pumps. i hate wasting product, especically since it's soo expensive. i don't have a concealer (i'm still on the hunt for my HG concealer... i've tried many.) and i'd prefer NOT to use a concealer because i hate putting so much makeup on.
the foundation itself is not thick, and has no fragrance. the formulation is nothing like revlon colorstay. it's a bit running if you pump it on the back of your hand. it sets a bit quickly. the finish is satin... not too matte and not too dewy. but since i have pretty oily skin i set it with a powder. i really love the packaging, it looks so nice on my vanity. the pump is a MAJOR plus, very hygenic and easier to use.
no i will not repurchase, since it doesn't provide full coverage. i'd say the coverage is sheer-medium. you can build the coverage to full but i don't want to be using a load of pumps since this is $42. i'm still on the hunt for my HG.
if you disagree with my review, please remember i have a lot of acne and redness, with oily skin.
HG ALL THE WAY! I have horrible skin Ė acne is something that I deal with every day along with the scarring it leaves behind. I donít even pick at them and they still leave marks! I had a severe case of breakouts on my cheeks which left a ton of scarsÖwhich are mostly still there.
My first foundation was a powder foundation by benefit [hello flawless] for the longest time but it was no longer cutting it. Also, because Iím getting older, my skin was changing. I use to have all over oily skin but now I have combo skin - oily t-zone with dry cheeks. Powder on dry skin is a no-go and I needed more coverage! I was always very wary with liquid foundation since it can feel heavy and make acne 1000xís worst. I did my research and picked out an oil-free foundation.
I like how spf isnít included in here since I donít have to worry about flash photography if I doll my face up for a night out. It gives the coverage I need and itís buildable as well! Itís best applied by buffing it into the skin with a flat top powder brush [the elf studio $3 one does it perfectly] and setting it with a finishing powder to make it last all day.
Did I mention it makes me look flawless in pictures? No one would ever guess that I have persistent and stubborn acne with how I turn out in pictures with this stuff on.
It doesnít break me out either. I think sephora bumped up the price on this guy Ė it was $40 but now itís being sold for $42. This is one of the very few high end products Iíll keep buying without ever questioning the price tag but I try to be efficient and stock up on this when thereís a 15%-20% off promo code for sephora. What I do is snag it with my promo code and stick the new bottle in the fridge to extend the shelf-life!
I wanted this product to work for me, but it was an epic failure. I bought it on the sephora site after watching a video where a girl used it on YouTube to perfectly conceal her blemishes, so I had high hopes that if it could cover her flaws then it would definitely work for me! I bought the set that comes with foundation, setting powder, and brush in the shade soft sand. The color was good match for my skintone but the coverage was so lame! It has a thin consistency that I would describe as watery and although it's supposed to be medium coverage, I beg to differ. One pump of this foundation left my skin shiny/glowy looking but I could see my dark spots and blemishes showing through-yuck! So I tried another pump and it didn't do much to add coverage, all that it did was make my skin look cakey and full of oil. My skin was a greasy mess after one hour of wear and I wiped it off my face once I got to work because I felt clownish. Another thing I noticed is that there are flecks of illuminating shimmer in it that look extremely bad when you have oily skin like I do, the last thing I need is a dewy look! It also highlighted the dry spots on my face that I have from using retin-a and made it appear flaky. I returned this product and think it is seriously overhyped and overpriced for the payoff! If you enjoy a glossy, shiny face by midday then this may be for you. I could see it working well for people who have normal skin, but those with normal skin hardly wear foundation anyway so I cease to see the point of this foundation!